In the following years, they transformed their sound with the addition of a vocalist, Kristina Reznikov. They introduced their new sound via an online only EP ("Drop Electric Sampler Platter"), which featured the song "Empire Trashed". The song was featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered", after the show's host, Bob Boilen, caught one of their shows at the Black Cat in Washington DC. Describing the band's sound as "epic", the podcast helped to drive
interest in the band outside of their hometown.
The band eventually signed with Lefse Records/Fat Possum to release their followup album, "Waking Up to the Fire" in 2013.
The band also found success in licensing with “Santo Domingo” being featured in the theatrical IMAX trailer for Warner Brothers blockbuster, 300: Rise of an Empire and “Blue Dream” being licensed for commercials by H&M, Maybeline, and fashion website Refinery 29.
The 2015 album, "Lost in Decay" was released via Waaga Records in the US and Rallye Label in Japan. Completed before the departure of former singer Kristina Reznikov in 2014, it was a return to the post rock, guitar based sound of their previous releases.